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Packaging and prescription drug plans

A recent Packworld.com survey asked if senior drug plans will have an impact on packaging. Here’s a sampling of responses…
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PMMI: Machinery shipments soared in 2004

U.S. packaging machinery shipments reached $5.344 billion in 2004, a 9.3% increase from $4.889 billion in equipment shipped in 2003, according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI).
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FDA sends message of unhappiness on RFID

The agency is wondering what to do about slower-than-expected pharmaceutical implementation.
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Prescription for 400% Growth: Stay Ahead of the Curve

Anderson Packaging specializes as a pharma product-launch specialist. It monitors market trends, securing the right partnerships and purchasing the right equipment.
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New PVdC-coated film with enhanced slip properties

INTERPHEX : Klöckner Pentaplast is unveiling its new Pentapharm® alfoil® SG PVdC-coated film for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals that require outstanding moisture protection and enhanced performance.
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FDA unhappy with RFID progress

At a meeting held February 9-10, the agency wondered what to do about slower-than-expected pharmaceutical implementation.
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FDA unhappy with RFID progress

At a meeting held February 9-10, the agency wondered what to do about slower-than-expected pharmaceutical implementation.
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FDA unhappy with RFID progress

At a meeting held February 9-10, the agency wondered what to do about slower-than-expected pharmaceutical implementation.
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Item-level ePedigree

An item-level serialized RFID solution with “parent-child” association software is rolling out with five pharmaceutical applications including Pfizer’s Viagra.
Smart labels, backed by a Gen 2 RFID inlay, are printed, encoded, and applied to cases and pallets bound for Wal-Mart's RFID-ena
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TI's well-calculated Gen 2 RFID rollout

Texas Instruments' E&PS calculator business unit did its homework before it became the first Wal-Mart supplier to tag cases of product using Gen 2 RFID technology.
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CVC Technologies: Blister packaging systems

CVC offers its blister packaging systems available in three sizes that can create up to 60, 300, and 400 blisters/min. Each machine is equipped with servo motors to ensure accuracy, smooth web conveying, and punching.
Total Integrated Packaging Solution (TIPS) combines bar codes and RFID tag data in a serialized approach to track-and-trace auth
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Item-level ePedigree implementation

An item-level serialized RFID solution with "parent-child" association software is rolling out with five pharma pilots including for Pfizer's Viagra.
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Global pharmaceutical packaging to surpass $30 billion by 2009

“The United States will remain the largest consumer of pharmaceutical packaging as its advanced drug-producing sector introduces new sophisticated therapies with specialized packaging needs,” reports The Freedonia Group in its new study World Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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Club stores consider sustainable packaging

Environmentally friendly developments gain momentum at Sam's Club and other club stores.
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Constantia Hueck Foils Inc: Small printing runs

Hueck Foils is now available for flexo or rotogravure printing small runs for pharmaceutical and specialty foods packaging. Using existing printing facilities, company offers surface printing of standard blister foils such as push-through foil, CR foils (both peelable and push-through), and paper-backed foils.

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